Bangor, Maine News Update: October 18, 2019
Over 100 thousand Mainers statewide still don't have power this morning, after yesterday's rain and wind storm. Progress has been slow in many areas because of the amount of downed trees and lines. Crews are back out, working today to get the electricity turned back on.
A Colorado man wanted in Florida and Nebraska on charges related to sex offender registry laws was arrested at a Bangor hotel this week. Michael Tegge will be extradited back to Florida. The hotel manager is also facing charges for refusing to allow Bangor Police to see the hotel's occupancy records.
The decision whether to overturn a law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines will be left up to the voters in March of next year. If it passes, Maine will become one of five states to eliminate all but medical exemptions for vaccines.
Hundreds of students are heading to camp this weekend to attend a Jobs for Maine Graduates leadership education conference. 500 middle and high school students will spend the next couple of days at the Pine Tree Camp in Rome, discussing the skills they have to offer to the Maine workforce.
Bucksport will become Ghostport this weekend, with family-friendly Halloween fun, including the Lil' Goblins parade, pumpkin launching, and more, including the Fright at the Fort haunted house. Find a complete schedule of events at Bucksport Bay Chamber dot com.